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On the 11th July the ACT Initiative Building (Shankill Road at corner of Northumberland St) will be open for visitors to view the Museum and Exhibition without having to make a booking.

From 10am and on the hour every hour we will accommodate as many as possible to take part in “Our Journey – Our Narrative”, this includes a tour and a short talk lasting just under 1 hour.

“Our Journey – Our Narrative”

From the signing of the Covenant to the signing of the Belfast Agreement. This exhibition charts the major political developments which led to the creation of the Northern Ireland state, the social and political unrest that followed and the events which secured peace in the province.

In parallel, “Our Journey – Our Narrative” provides an insight into the journey of ACT members during the latter period of our recent history, as well as their efforts at securing peace and their endeavours to transform themselves in the post ceasefire climate.

This permanent exhibition is invaluable to those who are interested in Northern Ireland’s past and the efforts of former combatants at the grassroots level to emerge from the shadows.


WW1 British Empire Mural

Earlier in the year ACT members attended a number of seminars at Queens University on the contribution to war from those around the British Empire.

The stories of the sacrifice given by those from many different nationalities, religions and races were no different than the sacrifices made by our own countrymen which we commemorate often.

It was decided by the Greater Shankill ACT Area Action Group to design and erect a mural to pay tribute to those from around the British Empire who fought and died for our freedom.

The mural was unveiled at Northumberland Street a short time ago by Philip Orr, Professor John Brewer and Dr William Mitchell. Thanks to everyone who attended and also to Philip Orr who will be giving a talk on soldiers from the British Empire at the ACT Initiative Building.


Christmas on the Shankill


Well done to all involved in brining Christmas to the Shankill Road; the BEAT Carnival, WBACS and Unite the Union who paid for the tree and decorations with support from the NIHE. Ultimately, our congratulations to our Greater Shankill ACT organiser and the other volunteers who made this event possible!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from all at ACT



Kill Your Speed, Not a Child

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Greater Shankill ACT has taken its ‘Kill Your Speed Not a Child” campaign to Edenderry Nursery School. ACT’s Project Director, Dr William Mitchell, attended the school in November to donate hi-vis vests for parents and children. This campaign is supported and welcomed by the Principal, Nancy McGrath (centre), along with, Joleen and Christian Strain, Zoe and Lacie Dawkes and Nikki and Willow McCormick (pictured from left to right).

ACT would like to thank the Greater Shankill ACT Area Organiser, Steven Pollock and other members for their voluntary efforts in developing this campaign throughout our communities across the province.


Supporting Macmillan

ACT would like to thank our community volunteers and all those who supported the Ladies’ Coffee Morning and Men’s Coffee Evening to raise funds for Macmillan. Together we raised £540 for the charity! ACT would also like to thank Dr John Kyle, Dr Fiona Bloomer, Professor Ann Marie Gray and Patricia Lewsley-Mooney for making the events meaningful and interesting with their presentations. Thank you to all!!

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